The chief characteristic of eighteenth-century women's dress is the rigid encasement of the upper body by means of a corset that configures the torso. Light, elaborately patterned fabrics are pinned or anchored loosely to this understructure
Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, metal thread Dimensions: Overall (with painted reconstruction): 17 × 9 in. × cm) Right fragment: 17 × 4 in. × cm) Left fragment: 10 × 2 in. × cm) Storage (Mat): 27 × 17 in.